Catsmiomember
37 posts

Posted:
When I first starting spinning with my friends they were definatly longer then my arm and when I made my own they were a good length as well.
I like the feel of length and the radial look of it, but somewhere I read that they should be about as long as your arm.
However
I seem to be smacking myself more.. this of course might because I have to relearn a bit... but really... Should they be long, short.. is it about preference? technique?

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Matthew_NeSILVER Member
Northeast USA Firespinner
122 posts
Location: Connecticut, USA


Posted:
Long and flexible baby cool

Seriously though, I like my chains about as long as my arm, or sometimes a little longer. I too like the radial look, and it opens up moves like neck wraps and stuff. You can also always make em shorter.

BTW, use the search feature before you post. You'll probably find alot of topics just like this one, or very similar.

Mags The JediGOLD Member
Fool
2,020 posts
Location: Cornwall, UK


Posted:
Written by: Catsmio


When I first starting spinning with my friends they were definatly longer then my arm and when I made my own they were a good length as well.




How did you make your own friends? ubblol

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SkulduggeryGOLD Member
Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
8,428 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
Cloning? maybe........

Lenght is a personal choice. I have some long and some short, but then I'm like that....fickle.

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Mags The JediGOLD Member
Fool
2,020 posts
Location: Cornwall, UK


Posted:
I thought you always liked them really long Skully. wink

"I believe the cost of life is Death and we will all pay that in full. Everything else should be a gift. We paid the cover charge of life, we were born."

Bill Hicks, February 1988


SkulduggeryGOLD Member
Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
8,428 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
ubblol Shhhhhhh you promised you'd never tell wink ubblol Anyway its more in the width........*clamps hands over mouth*

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Gayle......!SILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
2,444 posts
Location: Bristol !!!!!!, United Kingdom


Posted:
ubblol

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DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Well - the good thing about long poi, is you can just wrap them round your hand mid-spin to make shorter poi. Whereas you can't lengthen short poi mid-spin...

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DuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom


Posted:
ditto

Let's relight this forum ubblove


jinvincibleGOLD Member
king of the hedgehogs
125 posts
Location: Madtown, USA


Posted:
I also prefer slightly longer chains, I size mine so the heads will be less than an inch the ground when my arms are at my sides. I also sheathed a portion of my chain in suede for enhanced wrapping pleasure.

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Catsmiomember
37 posts

Posted:
I went out and bought these two dogs leashs, cuz it was cheap for the amount of chain... and then I thew my poi onto the end..

HAHAHA

wheeeeeeeeee. that was pretty cool..

Yeah I kept my short ones but I think I'll go with slightly longer then my arm.. looks cool and fun.

"Don't be so humble, you are not that great."


EpsilonKiasNote to self... Fur + Fire = Hurt.
107 posts
Location: Bloomfield Indiana. USA


Posted:
19 inch long ballchain ^_^ I like my short chains. They feel good when I wrap.

Catsmiomember
37 posts

Posted:
I'm finding it hard to wrap to a good length with the chains I have now.
When I wrap once it seems to long and when I do it twice it's ... almost still too long but three would be impossible.
Also my fingers are uncomforable holding them between my index and thumb....

hear me whine

"Don't be so humble, you are not that great."


Catsmiomember
37 posts

Posted:
Oh for clarity (for mags the jedi) <-- just in case...
holding the Chain between my index and thumb...

"Don't be so humble, you are not that great."


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